Emory Ralph Willson Portland Age 88, passed away on Saturday, September 29, 2012 surrounded by his family. He was born on November 26, 1923 in Dunkert, NY the son of Larry and Pearl Willson. Emory was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving with the Blackhawks-86th Infantry Divison during WWII. He worked many years at the Danby Manufacturing Co., Chrysler Trim Plant and was a supervisor at Green Thumb. Emory was preceded in death by his wife, Lois and a son, Daniel. Surviving are his children: David (Stephanie) Willson of Portland, Diana Kerbyson of St. Johns and Dennis (Danielle) Willson of Grand Rapids; 13 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; brother, Woodrow Willson and sister, Doris Till both of New York. The Funeral Service will be conducted by Pastor Darrel Bosworth at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at the Lehman Funeral Home, 210 E. Bridge St., Portland. Interment will be in Welch Cemetery, Sunfield. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.lehmanfuneralhomes.com.
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Published in Lansing State Journal from Oct. 1 to Oct. 7, 2012